Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Music News

The ennui of summer continues, but as we enter the second half of the season, bands who have been on the road are slugging it out night after night in the name of rock and bands that have been off the radar for a bit are gearing up for the Fall:

Kings of Leon have begun their promotional duties for their upcoming album, Only By the Night. The album will be released September 23rd through RCA, but in the meantime, you can freely download the first single "Crawl" through British music rag NME. You can also enjoy some behind-the-scenes home movies like this one:

Tom Waits is currently in Europe wrapping up his all too brief "Glitter and Doom" tour, but fans can enjoy a stream of his recent July 5th stop at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA, through the good folks at NPR Music.

Buy Orphans [Fold-out Digipak with 24-page booklet]Here

Here's the setlist:

Lucinda / Ain't Going Down to the Well
Down in the Hole
Falling Down
Chocolate Jesus
All the World Is Green
Cemetery Polka
Cause of It All
Till the Money Runs Out
Such a Scream
Hold On
Black Market Baby
9th and Hennepin
Lie to Me
Lucky Day
On the Nickel
Lost in the Harbor
Innocent When You Dream
Hoist That Rag
Make It Rain
Dirt in the Ground
Get Behind the Mule
Hang Down Your Head
Jesus Gonna Be Here


Eyeball Kid
Anywhere I Lay My Head

[Photo Credit: Bob Butler, copyright 2008 NPR]

Once you are at the NPR site digging on the Tom Waits show, why not enjoy a live recording of Spiritualized as well? This is from the July 25th show at Washington DC's famous 9:30 Club. J. Spaceman and his band of cosmic rockers are currently on tour in support of their fine new release Songs in A + E.

Buy Songs in A&E Here

Lastly, it's been a while since we've had any news on the Drive By Truckers, who continue to tour in support of their 08 release Brighter Than Creations Dark. Below is the video for "Ghost to Most". Enjoy

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